I got my Faber-Castell Polychromos 60 Pencil set two weeks ago.
The grand plan was to do an unboxing video but in my excitement, in less than one minute, I had ripped off the packaging and the plastic that held this treasure trove of colors.
Oops! Oh well, next time…
My husband commented that I looked like a little kid on Christmas morning opening their presents.
With in-laws, work and a new baby in the family (my cousin gave birth a few weeks ago) I hadn’t had a chance to break them in.
As soon as I had some time, I knew I wanted to do a color chart so I could have a scope of reference on the colors.
I couldn’t find one to save my life, so I decided to make one myself.
No, I didn’t want a 120 color chart because then my little OCD heart would cry in despair that I didn’t have the other 60 colors.
I’m just going to stay in my little world where the Faber Castell Polychromos 60 set only exists.
This took me freaking forever.
I spent a week doodling and drafting how I wanted it to look. I made five or six variations of what should have been a super simpel project.
I made elaborate borders which when printed just looked…meh and way too busy.
So I decided on simple tear drops and I love, love the look of it.
I printed it out and my husband had a total “man” moment.
Here is how the conversation went:
Hubby: Wow, I didn’t even know that so many colors exsisted.
Me: Babe, there are thousands of colors.
Hubby: I wonder who looks at their blank wall and says, “Should we paint this wall in Prussian Blue or Indanthrene Blue?”
He doesn’t get it.
I do though. This chart makes me giddy. I loved coloring it in.
I love being able to take a quick look at it and know exactly which colors I want to work with.
This pencil chart has:
I wanted to be able to detail each color in light, medium and dark shades.
Please note, that my pencils were not in the order of this list. The reason for this is because I followed the chart directly from Faber-Castell’s website. Linky is over here. It was easier for me to follow that chart then actually take out each pencil and follow along like that.
Haha, if you’re OCD, feel free to reshuffle the pencils. I like the way they came in the pack
You can download the chart by clicking on the button below.
I have four more sets of pencils and I will be creating one for each and as soon as I’m done, I’ll share them with you.
Let me know your thoughts on the color chart and if you think it is all encompassing or if you'd like something a little more detailed, perhaps with blending options?
Also - let me know if you would like a specific color chart made for a brand of pencils I do not have!
Would love to hear from you!